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Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

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baumyak
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Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

How come I can't see the "Hints and tips from a 1st timer" thread from under the top questions? It says I have to sign in but I am signed it and it just does nothing when I click sign in. Can someone figure this out or at least repost some of the information for me? I'm going in 3 days and would really like to see some of it!!

vernon canada
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11. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

Edits to my tips...........

1) everybody gets to use all 3 resorts , not just upgraded guests.

2) Cozumel is not a waste of time , we just didn't know where to go.

3) They have created a new protected bay and swiming area at the akumal section.

4) Travelling times from the airport are quicker now that the highway is finished.

5) Peso's are the best currency to use , on or off the resort.

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12. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

We just returned and our travel time both ways was just an hour. I'm sure it's more during the busy season. They are rebuilding the pier that was destroyed in August. They also were rempving a large section of the roof at the Tulum buffet. Not exactly sure what's going on. The did open up Don Pablo seating to accomodate, which was nice (A/C).

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13. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

wow, thank you

Digby, Canada
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14. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

- Take bug spray/lotion - some people are really bothered by bugs - even unseen ones that I think are in the grass???? - I don't go out morning or evening without it as I've had horrible reactions in the past - Everyone is different, but it's good to be prepared:)

-Take and use good quality sunscreen - EVERYONE (most everyone anyway) will burn there if not careful - even the most tanned people I know still burn in that hot sun.

-Have basic stomach meds - pepto/immodium/tums, etc.... - not many trips someone doesn't need it lol

-Typically, some a la cartes the men need actual closed toe shoes not sandals

-The plugs at Tulum(and I assume all the bahias) are recessed, so if you have a plug that is a wide face(like a charger), it will not plug in without an adapter

-Have a wonderful time!!

Vancouver
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15. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

Bump for Dannylove

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16. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

HI;

What is the general opinion of the tapwater in the rooms? Safe to drink/brush teeth, or use bottled?

Thanks

Vancouver
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17. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

Most resorts (incliding Bahia) use reverse osmosis to filter their tap water

I have used tap water to brush my teeth for the last 10 years but use the bottled water for drinking

Reserve Osmosis will not completely 'purify' the water and for those that get upset tummy's when ever they travel (e.g. when UK travellers goto Pittsburgh), then best to use bottled water

Hope this helps

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18. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

thank you Traveling with 4 children, so we'll play it safe.

di2
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19. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

Do you know if they changed the plugs at the GBP Tulum? They used to be recessed...

Thanks

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20. Re: Can't see hints and tips from a first timer GBP?

What wonderful information, thank you!